- Mar 3, 2005
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
I was asked to do a drive-by on a property. Pulled CAD records, appeared to be residential. Went out took the photo's. 1st floor Jewelry store with parking lot, living area above. Highest and best use is commercial (several buildings in the area are just like it). Told the Lender and they cancelled with a trip fee (woo-hoo). Now they call me up and want me to go out and figure out how much of the property is commercial and how much residential. I already told them they need a Commercial Appraiser. Is is ethical for me to accept the new assignment? They ordered it as a full appraisal, but sent an email asking me to go out and figure out the commercial percentage of the building. They are driving me crazy! They just don't want to fork out the money for a Commercial Appraiser. Any suggestions? Thanks.